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Saturday 13 October, 11.00am – 5.00pm
Sunday 14 October, 12.00pm – 5.00pm


Airbnb’s Warehouse on Hanover Quay is a building of architectural and historical interest, previously home to Dublin Trawling Ice & Cold Storage from 1865 to the 1950s and the Raleigh Bicycle Factory from 1954 to 1980. The warehouse was derelict until 2016, until a careful and faithful restoration and renovation was carried out by RKD architects and fitted out by Heneghan Peng. The three stories of the warehouse are designed around a central atrium amphitheatre, which serves as the heart of the building. Meeting rooms that are replicas of listings on the Airbnb platform, with a few iconic Irish inclusions, invite you to travel around the world and across Ireland as you walk through the space. See also Airbnb listings and Plus events.

First-come basis: Just turn up and look out for Open House Dublin volunteers. Wheelchair accessible.

Designed by: Fit-out architects: Heneghan Peng / Landlord architects: RKD
Building Date: 1865, Refurbished 2016
Location: 8 Hanover Quay, Dublin 2

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Open House Dublin is presented by the Irish Architecture Foundation (IAF): a non-profit arts organisation that communicates the value of architecture.

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Members enjoy perks which include: beating the OHD queues, private tours, partner discounts; and limited-edition IAF publications and prints. Architects can also claim structured CPD at all IAF events.